Gosh Mineral Powder Review: Shade 002


The Gosh Mineral Powder in the shade ‘002’ has been in my foundation collection since last year and it is still going strong, I have had so much use out of it. I haven’t seen many people talking about this online so I wanted to share my thoughts on it today!


First off, I bought mine here from Superdrug and it retails at £9.99. I don’t do a lot of spontaneous makeup shopping usually – I like to read lots of reviews of products before I buy to make sure I will like it!

But I bought this one on a whim one day, I just spotted it and purchased it there and then. I loved the idea of mineral makeup but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money so I has held off buying from Bare Minerals etc.

I got mine in the shade ‘002 Ivory’ and this really is an ivory shade! It matches my natural skin perfectly, it is genuinely pale and doesn’t look orange on the skin. I actually would buy this in the next shade darker next time, as I’d love to be able to use this whilst I wear fake tan.

The packaging is pretty good. Every loose powder I have tried can get messy at times! But this one has a seal to slide across so you can stop the product from coming out which is really handy and I’ve never had any disasters with this one. You get plenty of product for your money, 8g of mineral powder goes a really long way.


On to the foundation itself! I was so surprised when I first used this. It is seriously impressive stuff. I tend to apply it with a buffing brush and work it into the skin in circular motions.

It seems to melt into your skin as you blend it, you can build this up to get a completely full coverage. You can also apply a small amount and blend out for a more natural, sheer coverage.I have dry skin so I was worried it would cling to dry patches and make my skin look cakey but it does the opposite. As you work it into your skin, it feels almost like a cream product!

I actually still get a glow from my skin when I wear this powder – I always apply moisturiser and once this goes on top, you get a lovely subtle glow to your skin. This avoids the problem of skin looking flat.

The foundation has good lasting power too. One thing I love about mineral powder is that you can easily touch it up by simply adding another layer – something you can’t do with liquid foundation once you have set it. This really is one to try if you are interested in using mineral powders but want a cheaper, high-street alternative!



  1. October 28, 2016 / 2:48 am

    This sounds lovely and looks super similar to the Bare Minerals foundation (which I have). If I ever get around to finishing it, I’ll have to give this one a try 🙂

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:00 am

      I haven’t tried bare minerals but I would love to! Xxx

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